SCAG - Scandinavian CW Activity Group


The SCAG idea

The Scandinavian CW Activity Group (SCAG) is a non political organisation for radio amateurs with a common interest for amateur radio communication in telegraphy.

All the Scandinavian countries are members of the organisation. There shall be a section leader in each member country.

SCAG shall support and encourage amateur radio telegraphy. SCAG shall work for good manners and a good traffic culture in the amateur radio bands.

SCAG shall work for a maintained and improved skill in telegraphy among radio amateurs through a variety of activities. SCAG shall work for Nordic cooperation and fellowship to obtain good international relations.


What is the Objective of SCAG ?

As you have come to this page, you are probably interested in telegraphy,"the noble art of communication".

The objective of SCAG is to activate and encourage users of the morse code.If you prefer "hand pumps" (= straight keys), knives or electronical "bugs" - that is not the main question. As long as you work "cw", it's OK.

- But how about Morse Code generated by a computer? - It doesn't matter, as long as you use the Morse Code on the bands.

- Do I have to be a supersonic operator? - No way! Fast or slow. Elegant or QLF. Just be active. Training is A and O.

- But how to learn all these codes, like QLF etc? - Well, there are lists. We will try to find accurate links on the Internetand publish them on this site. By the way, QLF means "Key with the left foot".


How to achieve Membership in SCAG?

If you really feel, deep in your heart, that you truly want to become a member in SCAG, read this:

Send an e-mail to the treasurer (kassören) SM5CCE where you have written your call sign and your name + address and tell Kjell that you want to join the group. Pay the annual fee to a convenient account number Be happy - Work CW!

Annual fee is SEK 100 or USD 15 or EUR 15


Straight Key Day


SKD is no "contest". The goal is to give us a pleasant opportunity to work CW-QSOs at a convenient speed using a straight key.

The competition is to work the most beautiful CW ever heard.

Time 0800 - 2200 UTC Frequency bands in KHz 3540-3580 7020-7040 10105-10125 14050-14070

The competitors are asked to work in the 7, 10 and 14 MHz bands to give non-Scandinavian friends and colleagues better opportunities to QSO Scandinavians. Mode Only CW using a straight key Scoring

In every QSO, in your log, the style of your counter operator's morse code shall be marked 1.0 - 5.0 according to your personal opinion.

The final mark will be calculated by the SKD manager in the following manner: The number of received marks must be five or more to get into the list. So, work more than five stations to be sure. The sum of all QSO-marks will be divided by the number of marks received. Thus the maximum mark will be 5.0 Awards

Diplomas to those who send in their logs.

SKD Straight Key Award will be awarded to those who send in their logs. The Diplomas for winter+summer will be distributed in the late fall.

The SKD Plaquettes The "Golden Key Plaquette" will be awarded the operator given the highest mark in the SKD.

If more operators have the same highest grade, the highest number of received grades will qualify.

The "Silver Key Plaquette" to the second best, The "Bronze Key Plaquette" to the operator(s) on third place.

Logs Any kind of log is appreciated, as long as it is e-mailed. The log excerpts shall contain at least:

Own call sign Worked station Given score

Your logs must be sent within one week after the SKD. Please add comments or tell us about nice SKD experiences. Please e-mail your logs to Then it will be possible for the SKD manager to QSL your log!

No snail mail please.